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July 16, 1929. c. A. G. KUIPERS 1.120.736
Original Filed Sept. 11, 1926 un"unnnuunnnn".
Patented July 16, 1929.
CLARENCE A. G. KUIPERS, OF WINNETKA, ILLINOIS.
Reille for abandoned application Serial No. 134,890, filed September` 11, 1926. This application filed May 17, 1928. Serial No. 278,812.
My invention relates to a sign and to supporting means theretor, and has for one purpose the provision ot a sign adaptable for use upon the spare wheel or spare tire ot' an automobile Another purpose is the provision of such a sign and supporting 4means therefor and means for adjusting its position in relation to said tire or rim. Other purposes will appear trom time to time in the course of the speeiliC-ation and Claims.
My invention is illustrated more or less diagrammatioally in the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure l is an elevation;
Figure 2 is a section on the line 2-2 ot Figure 1;
Figures 3 and 4 are elevations ot variant forms;
Figure 5 is a section on the line 5 5 ot Figure 4;
Figure G is an enlarged detail section.
Like parts are indicated by like symbols throughout the speeilieation and drawings.
Referring primarily to Figures l and 2., A generally indicates an automobile structure to the rear ot which is secured the spare wheel A1 with the `tire A.
B indicates a sign Carrier, herein shown as round in form although it may be made of any desirable shape. The Carrier includes a layer B1 olf' transparent nfaterproo'lt material. a rear layer B2 ot waterproof material, a. thickening or supporting member B3 and the sie-n proper Bt. These four layers may7 rt desired be surrounded and held together' at the edges by any suitable binder or Closure l5, the assembly being secured together `lier example by the gromets BG.
The sign may be supported by the wheel or tire, for example by the employment ot a plurality ot hooks C which are preferably but not necessarily formed of springl material and so termed and proportioned as to grip or, it desired, partially surround, the tire. These hooks may be secured to the sign, for example by the Coil springs C1 hooked into the eyelets C2 ot the hooks C, their opposite ends being secured ter example to the groinets BG. hus the sign is held in position by the balanced tension ot a pluralitj.v ot spring elements, and the tension oit the spring elements may at the same time be employed to hold the hooks C the 'form shown in Figure 3, I illustrate springs D1" interposed between the ends ot the strips D1 and the hooks C. In the form ot' Figure 4, l dispense with the intermediate spring arrai'igement and form the ends of the strips D1 to surround the tire and take the place of the separate hook C ot' the other torni.
It will be evident that While I have shown in my drawings an operative device, still many Changes might be made in the size, shape, arrangement and disposition ot' parts without departing materially from the spirit ot my invention and I wish, therefore, that my showing be taken as in a. sense diagrz'unmatie. The invention is defined in the aecompanying Claims. The present application is a substitute for the previously tiled application No. 134,890 liled on Septeniber 1l., 1926, and relating to substantially the same material.
The use and operation of my invention are as Vtollows:
In securing advertising material to an automobile, the best place for such advertising is the rear spare Wheel or tire. I have theretore devised a type of sign and supporting means therefor which is particularly adaptable tor positioning on suoh tire. In the form of Figures l and 3, I illustrate a sign substanti ally smaller than the tire or wheel which is positioned or centered within the periphery ot the tire. The yielding means shown, holds the hooks on the tirev and holds the sign firmly in position against the wheel. Under some circumstances the springs may be eliminated. as shown in Figure 4.
The terms of Figures 3 and 4, permit adjusting or shifting of the sign in relation to the tire or Wheel as soon as it can be slid along the more or less flexible strips D1. In some instanees this is important since in many makes of ears the stop lights and license and rear light are positioned Within the periphery of the spare rim. It is therefore important that the sign shall be so positioned as no-t to mask the license or such lights.
I claim: Y
1. In a sign adapted to be secured to the spare tire or rim of an automobile, a sign member, a plurality of securing members adapted to engage the exterior of the tire and attaching connections between such hook members and said sign, the sign member being slidably mounted in relation to such securing members.
2. In a sign adapt-ed to be secured to the spare tire or rim 0f an automobile, a signl member, including a sign, a transparent covering for the front thereof, a. protecting covering for the rear thereof and means for securing them together by the sign, a plurality of securing members adapted to engage the exterior of the tire and attaching connections between said hook members and said sign, said sign being slidable in relation to said attaching connections.
3. In a sign adapted to beV secured to the spare tire or rim of an automobile, a sign member, including' a sign, a transparent covering for the front thereof, a protecting covering for the rear thereof and means for securing them together by the sign, a plurality of securing members adapted to engage the exterior of the tire and attaching connections between said hook members and said sign, said sign being 'slidable in relation to said attaching connections, and being apertured to permit them toV pass therethrough.
Signed at Chicago county of Cool; and State of Illinois, this 3rd day of May, 1928.
CLARENCE A. Cr. KUIPERS.